Penal Reform International (PRI) is registered in the Netherlands as an association with non-profit-making status (registration number 40025979).
Its head office is in London, UK, and it currently has four regional offices in Kazakhstan, Russia, Georgia and Jordan. It employs 13 staff in its head office and over 20 staff in its regional offices.
The key policy and governance bodies of PRI are the General Board and the Executive Board.
The General Meeting
The General Board comprises at least nine, and not more than fifteen, representatives elected from and by the members of the association. Its composition aims to reflect the different regions of the world and meets once a year to set the policy of the association and approve the audited accounts, the budget, the appointment of the auditor and the elections.
The Board comprises at least nine representatives elected from and by the members of the General Meeting. Its composition aims to reflect the different regions of the world and meets once a year.
The Executive Board
The General Board elects from its members an Executive Board which must consist of the Chair, the Secretary General, the Treasurer and their deputies. The Executive Board meets at least three times a year.
PRI Board Members
(in alphabetical order)
- Justice Imman Ali, Bangladesh (Secretary-General)
- David Fathi, USA
- Roselyn Karugonjo-Segawa, Uganda
- Natalya Khutorskaya, Russia
- Paula Litvachky, Argentina
- John Nyoka, Tanzania
- Vera Tkachenko, Kazakhstan
- Prof. Anton van Kalmthout, Netherlands (Treasurer)
- Prof. Robert van Voren, Lithuania
- Prof. Dirk Van Zyl Smit (Chair), UK
- Prof. Ping Wang, China
Watch interviews with past and present members of PRI’s Board